DEATH WOBBLE : What it is, What it isn’t
and What You Can Do to Fix it

There are few things more terrifying than experiencing “death wobble” in your Jeep for the very first time. More times than not, it’ll happen out of the blue soon after hitting a bump in the road or a pot hole, driving over a rough set of rail road tracks or even after driving over rhythmic sections of expansion joints in a concrete laid highway. The sensation is unbelievably violent and so much so that it can feels as if your whole Jeep is about to tear itself apart. You literally feel as if you’re about to die and the only way to get it to stop is to bring your Jeep to a stop. Unfortunately, some people become so traumatized by death wobble that they become reluctant to drive their Jeep again and others go so far as to sell it.

This article published on will help give you some insight as to what Death Wobble is, what it isn’t and give you some tips as to how you can get rid of it:

DEATH WOBBLE : What it is, What it isn’t and What You Can Do to Fix it


  1. Hı everyone,
    My problem ıs wobble death after arb 2 “lıft kıt ınsall. My jk was produced ın 2011.

  2. Wow, what a rush! is all I can say when the infamous ” Death Wobble” happened to me. I was driving my stock no lift 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport. I was making a wide curve hit a pot hole at 40 mph, the quake ejected my coffee from the holder. My buddy and I went on a fact finding mission, for what we found it made no sense. I could see it if my Jeep had a lift or oversized tires or even if it was much older, I only had 55,000 miles on the Jeep. Not even enough trail time to consider. I found in my case that the passenger tire was worn more that the drivers side due to my bad driving habits, also none of the wheels were balanced properly. After replacing front tires and balancing them, my problem went bye bye. Now we did a thorough under the microscope inspection under the front of the suspension and front drive train, all were still factory condition. No loose bolts, no worn bushings.

  3. Death wobble still occurs on the JK? My father and best friend own JKs. Both are 2011. I’ve never had them mention it once and my dad has well over 100,000 miles on the odo.

  4. I own a 2008 jk with only 20’000 miles on it after leaving the dealership to have my tires rotated I was driving about 40 mph when I hit a bump and my steering wheel started ocilating back and forth nothing too serious but this is the first time this ever happened to me

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